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Elsie Hillman (1925-2015)

In memory of Pittsburgh philanthropist, Republican political activist, and WQED board member Elsie Hilliard Hillman,  Listen


Eileen Ivers

WQED-FM's Ben Burgess talks to fiddler Eileen Ivers about her musical background.  She performs at  Listen

CD Spotlight

Yundi - Emperor | Fantasy
Chinese pianist Yundi follows a series of Beethoven sonata albums with Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto, backed by the Berlin Philharmonic led by Daniel Harding, and Schumann's solo Fantasy in C Major.
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The WQED Morning Show
Start your day with Jim Cunningham, guests and your favorite music every weekday from 6-10 am!
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Monday - Friday at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
A Little Traveling Music, Please

Rivers, boatmen, water-borne vessels and wanderers, farewells, fair maidens and sight-seers on the move. This week, Bill calls up “A Little Traveling Music” from the pens of Handel, Smetana, Duke Ellington and more. view schedule

Saturday at 1pm
LA Opera: Giacomo Rossini’s Barber of Seville

Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the spunky Rosina, whose doddering guardian is determined to marry her himself. It’s Figaro to the rescue, as the resourceful barber conjures up wacky schemes and strategies to unite the young lovers. view schedule

Saturday at 8pm
SymphonyCast

From the BBC Proms, Andris Nelsons conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony in Beethoven’s “The Creatures of Prometheus,” John Woolrich’s “Falling Down” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. view schedule

Sunday, at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

Many successful musicians owe their accomplishments to influential mentors and role models. Sunday Baroque will showcase a few of them, including Johann Sebastian Bach and the idol he trekked 200 miles to meet, organist Dietrich Buxtehude. view schedule

Sunday at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Most conducts Pintscher’s “idyl for orchestra.” Lang Lang performs Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brillante” by Chopin. Also hear “Burleske” and “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks” by Richard Strauss. view schedule



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Conductor Lawrence Loh previews the Pittsburgh Symphony's first "sensory-friendly" concert with special guests Joe Wos, cartoonist; Joe Negri, guitar; and stars from Pittsburgh CLO for "Singin' in the Rain."

 


Cynthia Koledo Almeida talks about her world premiere of the Alan Fletcher Oboe Concerto at Heinz Hall.

 

 

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WQED Cultural Calendar

The Merchant of Venice
Thursday, Aug. 6 - Sunday, Aug. 9
The Urban Impact Shakes will perform The Merchant of Venice. ...more info

Strings Under the Stars: An Evening of Classical Music
Friday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Chatham University
Vocal and instrumental music by Bach, Mozart (Quintet for piano & winds), Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and Bernstein. 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions winner Andrey Nemzer sings with members of ...more info

Eleanor Friedberger
Friday, Aug. 7 at 7:00 pm
Presenter: Frick Art & Historical Center
First Fridays at the Frick presents Eleanor Friedberger, who has has released two solo albums after spending 10 years as one-half of the indie rock duo The Fiery ...more info

East Carnegie Community Festival
Saturday, Aug. 8 at Noon - 6:00 pm
Food, crafts, children's activities, music, entertainment and loads of fun. ...more info

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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featured specials

  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

documentaries

  • WQED first told her story in "Portraits for the Home Front." Now the legacy of Elizabeth Black continues in a new documentary.